If you have no interest in theology, by all means skip this blog.
We are sinners. There is no way around it. Scriptures tell us that God punishes sinners over and over again. We should be reminded of the story of Noah. God was displeased with humanity and decided to clean the earth of humanity’s wickedness. But God couldn’t do the job completely and the soft spot in God’s heart had Noah build an ark. Everyone thought Noah was crazy for building an ark, but he did it anyway and saved his family and two of every species of animal.
It’s certainly a quaint story, but one that I can’t ignore.
The population has increased millions of times over since the biblical days. The theological question: Would God be pleased with how we are behaving today? Are any of us redeemable?
What if the shit hits the fan tomorrow? What if the price of oil sky rockets (triggered by the unrest in the Middle East currently going on) and we as a nation don’t have the infrastructure in place to cope with the dramatic shift in lifestyle? The power grid would go dark. No more computers and refrigerated food. Access to water would be difficult. It’s possible that we would turn on each other. Life as we know it would be altered completely.
Would this be God’s judgment on us? One can only guess.
I’m arguing that this crash is not only a distinct possibility, but that it may already be an inevitability. When you combine our economic crisis with the environmental criss, things can look pretty disparaging. But it is for that very reason that we must act now. We can’t just despair ourselves into extinction. That would be giving humanity a bad name.
Surely if you agree with the idea of a non-violent revolt against the rich, then you are helping us towards restoration, equality, and freedom. This is not a revolution against certain people – it is simply a revolution of the mind. All of our minds.